Check

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Requires the Checks Amendment.

A Check object describes a check, similar to a paper personal check, which can be cashed by its destination to get money from its sender. (The potential payment has already been approved by its sender, but no money moves until it is cashed. Unlike an Escrow, the money for a Check is not set aside, so cashing the Check could fail due to lack of funds.)

Example Check JSON

{
  "Account": "rUn84CUYbNjRoTQ6mSW7BVJPSVJNLb1QLo",
  "Destination": "rfkE1aSy9G8Upk4JssnwBxhEv5p4mn2KTy",
  "DestinationNode": "0000000000000000",
  "DestinationTag": 1,
  "Expiration": 570113521,
  "Flags": 0,
  "InvoiceID": "46060241FABCF692D4D934BA2A6C4427CD4279083E38C77CBE642243E43BE291",
  "LedgerEntryType": "Check",
  "OwnerNode": "0000000000000000",
  "PreviousTxnID": "5463C6E08862A1FAE5EDAC12D70ADB16546A1F674930521295BC082494B62924",
  "PreviousTxnLgrSeq": 6,
  "SendMax": "100000000",
  "Sequence": 2,
  "index": "49647F0D748DC3FE26BDACBC57F251AADEFFF391403EC9BF87C97F67E9977FB0"
}

Check Fields

A Check object has the following fields:

Field JSON Type Internal Type Description
LedgerEntryType String UInt16 The value 0x0043, mapped to the string Check, indicates that this object is a Check object.
Account String Account The sender of the Check. Cashing the Check debits this address's balance.
Destination String Account The intended recipient of the Check. Only this address can cash the Check, using a CheckCash transaction.
Flags Number UInt32 A bit-map of boolean flags. No flags are defined for Checks, so this value is always 0.
OwnerNode String UInt64 A hint indicating which page of the sender's owner directory links to this object, in case the directory consists of multiple pages. Note: The object does not contain a direct link to the owner directory containing it, since that value can be derived from the Account.
PreviousTxnID String Hash256 The identifying hash of the transaction that most recently modified this object.
PreviousTxnLgrSeq Number UInt32 The index of the ledger that contains the transaction that most recently modified this object.
SendMax String or Object Amount The maximum amount of currency this Check can debit the sender. If the Check is successfully cashed, the destination is credited in the same currency for up to this amount.
Sequence Number UInt32 The sequence number of the CheckCreate transaction that created this check.
DestinationNode String UInt64 (Optional) A hint indicating which page of the destination's owner directory links to this object, in case the directory consists of multiple pages.
DestinationTag Number UInt32 (Optional) An arbitrary tag to further specify the destination for this Check, such as a hosted recipient at the destination address.
Expiration Number UInt32 (Optional) Indicates the time after which this Check is considered expired. See Specifying Time for details.
InvoiceID String Hash256 (Optional) Arbitrary 256-bit hash provided by the sender as a specific reason or identifier for this Check.
SourceTag Number UInt32 (Optional) An arbitrary tag to further specify the source for this Check, such as a hosted recipient at the sender's address.

Check ID Format

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The ID of a Check object is the SHA-512Half of the following values, concatenated in order: